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across the carolinas and tennessee. the extreme weather is blamed for at least three deaths so far. alexandra steel is standing fwoi look ahead. first, we're going to go to jennifer delgado live in nashville which is supposed to be the south, jennifer. >> reporter: yeah, exactly. the south is bracing for a messy commute out there. right now we're at the tennessee department of vpgs. of course, you see all the salt back there and the salt trucks. they're prepared to go up and have been going out all night long to lay that salt on the road. of course, we're talking about a very messy commute. we're going to be looking at potential for black ice, especially on the overpasses and over about the last half hour, the rain, the freezing rain has been starting to come down. it shouldn't come as a surprise after such an extreme week of wild weather. frigid temperatures and wind chills plague the country. >> freezing. >> cold. >> gosh! freezing out here, man. >> reporter: and now freezing rain and ice in tennessee. crews armed with salt trucks are at the ready. >> we have 32 counties here in
's making its way north. at least two people have lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many have lost their homes and tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city, all a part of the nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in adairsville, georgia. 100 people were at work when the twister took aim on this plant. thankfully, all were safe. in tennessee, the national weather service confirmed four tornadoes touched down. one man was killed by a falling tree. and in kentucky, two people were injured when another confirmed tornado blew a trailer off its foundation. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> we'll have more on that devastating weather and the latest in terms of weather from nbc's bill karins coming up. >>> the debate over gun control is taking place across the country and yesterday it was heard from the nation's capital to newtown, connecticut, the town that lost 26 lives. last night, moving te
and also eastern portions of tennessee and western north carolina. stay alert because today you are looking at the possibility of tornadoes. here is a closer look at the tornado warning to the north and west of atlanta and georgia. on the northern side of the storm system we are talking about snowfall, winter storm warnings right now in effect across iowa, wisconsin with up to eight inches of snow possible, factor in the wind and it is going to feel very cold. i want to show you why we're looking at this risk for severe weather. it's been very warm. tuesday we set a number of record-high temperatures. it was 63 degrees in chicago yesterday. today you're looking at temperatures in chicago only into the upper 30s, and it's that sharp contrast with the hot temperatures, the cold temperatures that fires up this violent weather. >> reporter: a wild ride with rough weather over the next several hours, thank you for the update. jon: we have a massive recall to tell you about involving some of the best selling cars in the country, details on that coming up. and new information on a desperate stando
the video is robbie novak of henderson, tennessee. bob, when you go home tonight you will click on it, because it makes you happy. watch it 500 times. >> bob: he looked like greg, with a different ethnic background. same size. >> dana: racist. >> kimberly: he is so cute. it bet he will be in the movies. >> dana: they tell me i have to go. but we'll see you tomorrow instead. thank you for watching. >> bret: a short term the wrong way. the economy slinks bringing on fears of a new recession. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. hard slap in the face tonight from reality. economy thought to be improving shocked experts and shrank in the final months of last year. huge falloff from gain last summer. white house correspondent wendell goler with an explanation and reaction. >> less than two weeks after the president said in the second inaugural address that an economic recovery had begun, the commerce department said not so fast. the biggest drop in defense spending in 40 years combined with a decline in exports and slow growth in company stock piles slas
more on what that twister left behind in a moment. so one person died as did a man in tennessee who we now know is 47-year-old vernon hartsell. he was killed when a tree fell on to a shed that he was inside. miguel marquez has more on the devastation and the cleanup. what can you tell us? >> good morning. we're not very far from where that man died. apparently a tree fell on a mobile home he was in. that's where he was killed. this is a storm that packed a 1,000 mile punch. >> we can see circulation in the clouds. >> reporter: a reporter from atlanta affiliate wsb caught one twister as it touched down. >> towards i-75. >> reporter: in its path, utter destruction. this is main street in adairsville, tornado tornado. you can see devastation on that side of the street. the trucks completely destroyed here. on this side, it was a normal day of work at this plant, they come here to make parts for tractors. complete devastation. 50 to 100 poem working here today. all of them fine. across this entire area, trucks, everything, shredded. at the plant, justin karns and his fellow employees took
in the center here from tennessee through parts of alabama but other than that it's just all that warmth in the east. that's the big picture. >> so again, we'll be following some of that severe weather potential. there's not a huge part, but right there in parts of tennessee and alabama, watch your local abc stations today. >> she keeps trying to change the subject from her birthday to the weather. really weird. >> we're embarrassing her. >> thank you, ginger. >>> now to the cat with the astonishing internal gps. her name is holly and she got separated from her family while they were on vacation 200 miles away from home. what happened next was an extraordinary journey and an amazing reunion and here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the amazing story of a cat on a crusade. >> miss holly here snuck out between our legs and decided to see the world. >> reporter: back in november, jacob and bonnie richter brought holly along on a road trip to daytona speedway. scared one night by fireworks, holly ran away. >> we started looking for her right away. >> reporter: but daytona wasn't holly's
karen holds a gunman at bay in hallway of east tennessee high school. moments later, sheriff deputies shoot man dead. clear proof to senator neislly the only way to meet deadly force is with deadly force. especially after what happened in newtown, connecticut. >> teachers up there laid down their lives to safe the children. we don't want the teachers here to have to do that. >> nicely introduced legislation today requiring all public schools in the state to have an armed presence on campus. >> if schools can't afford a resource officer, teachers who have gone through gun training can carry them in school. >> they are gone through background test and take the proper level of training that is as safe as resource officer. >> while both lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support more resource officers some like democratic state jernagan draw the line of arms teachers. >> they have a mental toy educate and nurturing students but not necessarily defending them with arms. if they wanted to go in to law enforcement, they would have. >> move to let teachers carry is gaining steam in tennesse
for that comes in some part from the federal government. about 22% of what tennessee spends, i'm told, is federal dollars. the rest is state dollars. in community services, state appropriations are about 70% of the mental health fund. while the state government has a role, it is a support role, and it ought to make things easier instead of harder. in preparing for this, it seems to me that putting a face on the individuals that need help -- one group would be a 9-year-old boy, who has always been pleasant but suddenly started defying his teachers. his grades slipped, and he did not want to go to boy scouts, did not want to play with his friends, so they reached out to a pediatrician who was able to get professional assistance. he was diagnosed with a mood disorder, and he began to improve and was sleeping better, so it was a success story. another case might be a 17-year- old who had no behavioral issues growing up. he started noticing lights in the bathroom. sounds of water irritating him. he began having trouble sleeping. he began to hear voices telling him to throw rocks at people. he was fina
yesterday. damage was reported from georgia to virginia. another man was killed in tennessee. meteorologist david bernard of our miami station wfor is following the severe weather system. >> it's been a rough 48 hours for the eastern two-thirds of the country. income, we can take a look at the map that shows ought of the storm reports since tuesday. those blue areas, over 500 reports of wind damage across the midwest and southeastern united states and within those we have a couple dozen reports of tornadoes where we had a damaging tornado particularly in northern georgia during the day on wednesday. but the good news is the bad weather has moved out and the cooler and dryer is moving in today. we're expecting 60 in new orleans as we prepare for the super bo super bowl. in the northeast we're going to see temperatures in the 40s and 50s but turning colder by this evening. temperatures. snow showers around pittsburgh and a high of 29 as well. and look at the cold in the midwest. only 15 today for chicago. minneapolis, a high of 4. pretty quiet in the west with rain in seattle and a high of 49
. we asked if you thought it was okay for a tennessee elementary school to limit parents access to kids during school lunch time. we wanted to know if you thought this was too -- going too far in the name of safety. >> here's what some of you had to say. jo ann writes school lunch is a time for kids to interact with their friends and peers. they develop their social skills and friendships. when parents are there, it changes the dynamics. >> dan from ohio says as a parent i have every right to full access to my child at school. it is my responsibility to keep my child safe. >> bill from florida rights parents don't belong in schools. it is not safe and distracting to the kids. stay home, parents. thanks to everyone who responded. >> have a great day and good weekend. >> goodbye. >> tgif everyone. brian didn't want to sit down. he didn't want to. he wanted to do it standing up. we can do it standing up. it is friday, january 25, 2013. we've done this before. it's as cold as ice out. ♪ it's as cold as ice temperatures as low as 29 degrees below zero slamming millions across the u.s. maki
you, senator alexander. >> thanks, mr. chairman. it looks like just looking at tennessee that maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of the funds that are available for mental health and substance abuse through the state government are federal dollars. does that sound about right? is that your experience? most of it goes through two big block grants, one big one and one smaller one. is that about right? >> sort of a rule of thumb somewhere around 1/4 of the funding for the nation. don't know about tennessee in particular but -- >> that sounds about -- about right. >> if you take the medicaid dollars each state has different matches so that changes how much state dollars and how much not. calfs the dollars that go for the mental health of the country as a whole are public dollars, federal and state. >> do you regularly consult with the state mental-health directors about your two block grants and how they are administered and how the money is -- how you might improve the process of applying for that money and make it easier for them to help the people who need help? >> absolutely. we put out a block grant a
crushed a mobile home killing a man inside. another man died in tennessee when the tree fell on the shed where he was seeking shelter. >>> with that here is your thursday forecast, everybody. hope for a calmer day. that severe weather is moving up the east coast with powerful wind from atlanta to boston. we also have heavy rain in d.c., new jersey, and new york. more than a foot of lake-effect snow around western pennsylvania, upstate new york and michigan. rain and mountain snow in the northwest. 50s from seattle to portland. 15 below zero in fargo. single digits. indianapolis, omaha. 50s and falling in the northeast. >> very different day here than yesterday. for sure. >> yes. another from the, "we wouldn't show it to you if it didn't go in" file. talking basketball here. the high school variety. >> came right at the end of the first half on tuesday. a game between two team from rhode island, here we go. waiting for it. wait for it here. did we see it? yeah, that was senior ben gerard, merville high school, the captain, leading scorer, player of the game. see it again. there, missed it
and the tennessee valley. some places could get an inch or more of ice. that's especially bad news in memphis. the air hub for fedex. elsewhere, there are flood warnings because there's so many rain embedded in this storm. nashville, pittsburgh, d.c., baltimore, philly, are all in the path. it will work its way north and east to new york beginning tomorrow, leaving a lot of trouble in its wake. >>> and across the new york region, where hurricane sandy destroyed so many homes and so many lives, storm victims are hoping the long wait for federal assistance is over. the house of representatives votes tonight on the $50 billion relief package. it's been caught up in politics, it's been bungled as a result. 78 days have passed. meantime, it was an emotional day for families whose homes could not be saved. katie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. emotional, indeed. a lot of those homes didn't look good after sandy hit. they have finally been demoli demolished. pretty hard for a lot of people. the city is going to demolish about 300 of these homes. they are going to end up looking just like t
begin in tennessee with a stunning car wreck on the highway. an suv smashed into a guardrail before rolling onto its hood. slick roads may have contributed to the crash. the driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. >>> now to oregon and an emergency rescue where a woman became trained between two buildings. she spent four hours stuck in an eight to ten-inch gap after falling from the roof of a building. firefighters doused the woman with soap and water to slide her through the passageway they created. >>> no california the best surfers have arrived for the mavericks invitational. a few of the extreme athletes took a test run on the gigantic waves at half-moon bay. an approaching swell could produce 30 to 40-foot waves for sunday's competition. that's amazing. >>> and finally in detroit a fisherman was wrangling for perch but he brought in a monstrous fish. he caught a 3-pound, 15-inch goldfish. he plans to mount the trophy catch on his wall. >>> in sports, nba, heat versus the wizards. 21-year-old lebron james is now the youngest player to reach the 20,000 point m
and airport officials say everyone got off the plane safely. >>> a smash and grab job at a tennessee gas station and all caught on camera. the van pulled toward the gas pumps then backed through the store window. one watching the rid owe she says he can't believe what happened so close to home. >> that dopamine you got to steel man. i think it's pretty sorry. they're going to have to foot the bill there are that. >> -- for that. >> the thieves made off with an atm. >>> we do want to let you know this morning baltimore city, they are telling us that margaret brent elementary middle school are closed today because they don't have any heat. but if you're a staff member there, bundle up because you got to show up anyway. but again, that's margaret brent elementary and middle schools and no heat today so no class. >>> this morning now facing harsh criticism for remarks he made about kwanzaa. >> why senator called the holiday and its founder fake. >> also, florida, north carolina or california? where do you want to live? we're going to tell you where most people are choosing or what they did i
-- jobbies. -- rockies. the warmth is going to be pushed northward through the ohio valley, the tennessee valley, toward the mid-atlantic here. by saturday 60s. by sunday we will have some 70- degree readings i believe in our region. it will be barely above zero in bismarck. all of this because of the storm down in texas. there's another big storm out on the west coast with the rains along the coast. the mountain snows inland. these will pile up here quite a bit. the rain has been piling up in texas yesterday. today louisiana along with the threat for severe weather, but that storm is lifting more to the north than the east. still, we're going to get some clouds out of this later today, tonight, as they'll be streaming in from the west. then tomorrow afternoon we're going to get some rain in here. so that the commute home friday or the getaway friday afternoon, friday evening is going to be a slow one. that's why i'm going to yell loy' letter -- yellow alert tomorrow. today 54, at least the way we're going. tonight 235 to 40. tomorrow -- 35 to 40. tomorrow dry in the morning. rain and sho
. there are areas in north carolina, eastern tennessee, extreme southwestern virginia. but around here, 2:00 tomorrow, cloudy. there's the snow moving in during the afternoon to 6:00. looks like it will be snowing especially on the west side. then pulling out of here potentially by midnight. we'll get rid of that pretty quickly and end up with a decent weekend. the yellow alert is over. just blustery this afternoon. tonight 21 in d.c. with mid- teens north and west. cloudy tomorrow. snow late in the afternoon, 28. 23 on friday night with the snow ending overnight. 32 saturday. then a warming trend begins. by sunday 38. monday 42. look at those temperatures. tuesday and wednesday got temperatures in the 50s, although wednesday looks like it's going to be on the wet side. yes, looks like the pattern is going to change for the warmer side for just a little while. time for petline 9 now. today we've got kristen from the washington humane society. she's got chipper the bunny with her. chipper the bunny. i'm saying hi to chipper. we were talking earlier, do people come specifically for bunnies
's protests. spence remains a liquid diet only hunger strike. the chief executive of the tennessee-based company specializing in weapons training has had his gun permit revoked after posting a rant threatening violence should the federal government impose new gun control laws. in his post, james yeager of the firm tactical response vowed to "start killing people" if gun laws are passed. >> i am telling you if that happens, it will spark a civil war and i will be glad to fire the first shot. i am not putting up with it. you should not put up with it. i need all you patriots to think about what you're going to do. pack a backpack was some food, they're ready to fight. i'm not putting up with this. i'm not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. i am not letting anybody take my guns for the if it goes 1 inch further, i am going to start killing people critics in response, tennessee officials have suspended his weapons permit, citing the risk of public harm. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with aa
. i didn't believe it was true then and i don't believe. >> west virginia, kentucky, tennessee that's where he was finding his problems, right? >> where republicans win anyway. the people who vote for republicans. in those states are not going to vote for a democrat. it doesn't matter what he does. >> i'm not going to argue except on these points of electoral college votes. it used to be we got arkansas the democratic side. west virginia was consistently -- anyway, the guys on the far right here. fear factor. kentucky senator rand paul wants to run for president is concerned the president has a king complex. and paul is out there vowing to nullify any executive orders that impede on congressional powers which by the way has not happened. we used the word nullification, you're talking civil war here. let's watch. >> in our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of paurpz think didn't want -- they didn't want to let the president become a king. they said congress would legislate, not the president. we have a bill we're going to introduce early next week and in
on the roadways. quite dangerous across the mid south and tennessee valley. the wind chills, if you're not bundled up, feels like minus 1 in new york, 7 in chicago. across the west it's warm. so there is warmth across the map, just not across portions of the upper midwest and the great lakes and northeast down towards the ohio river valley. as you head towards kentucky and tennessee, see that pink, that's that mixture of ice, freezing rain, sleet. it's going to make travel very difficult. they have e got the sand out there. they're going to try to make sure the roadways are at least a little bit okay. the best advice if you've got freezing rain in your area is to stay off the roads. travel forecast: looking at that mixture of sleet and freezing rain, parts of tennessee and kentucky, temperature freezing, right around 32 in nashville. as you head towards ashville, the carolinas, you get the potential for ice and freezing rain on the roadways. north of the carolinas, it will be mainly a snow event. one to four inches. not a blockbuster storm but is going to cause travel delays on the roadways and i
million s of americans that want to defend themselves. harold, you're from tennessee, an nra supporter. l let's talk about people in the northeast that don't understand what nra has been, what a great organization it has been through the years. how the organization has not always been the organization it became in the mid-1990s. could you explain gun owners and how they're appalled by things like this? there are polls out today we're going to be reading today, it's shifted. their extremism is destroying the them. >> many of those were members of nra who appreciated the sports organization who protected the hunters and sports rights have to be curious how and why the organization has allowed the credibility of members to be besmirched and diminished all in an effort to protect people with huge magazines, all in an effort to protect those against comprehensive background checks. the polls show people don't protect those things. >> survivalists for gun manufacturers. >> and there's no tennessean who appreciates the season's changing and go out and enjoy an afternoon as people do playing bask
of the country. heavy rain and flooding wash out roads in parts of west tennessee. public schools and three counties are closed today because buses couldn't get to the students. and the national weather service saying an ef-tornado hit near paducah, kentucky, on saturday. it destroyed one church and blew the steeple off another. we want to check in with alexandra steel. >> good morning you to guys. here it is. here's the cold front. along it is all the rain. you saw that flooding in western tennessee. now that rain is in eastern tennessee. it's along and ahead of a cold front. it is moving eastward. a lot of variety of weather happening be it the fog in the northeast, dense fog advisories there until. >> caller: 8:00 this morning. it will be a morning affair. things will clear out through the afternoon. travel a lot better then. but all the way, look at that from maine to the mid-atlantic, washington and the delmarva have some fog. but really the story, the temperatures. incredibly dramatic, right? you find the front. here it s there is only one little pocket of warmth here. they're wearing
, midatlantic and the midwest. tennessee valley and the carolinas also on ice and any reprieve -- well, could still be days away. frigid air also is making life even tougher for victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't even have basic utilities to heat their homes. national correspondent susan candiotti joins me now from staten island. i understand you spoke to a resident there who still can't get home. what is life like for these people right now? >> reporter: it's tough for everybody, randi. you can imagine it's about 15 degrees outside. with the windchill right now, feels about 5. all this cold is adding to the misery of people still recovering from superstorm sandy back on halloween. you look at staten island it's not hard at all to see houses that are still boarded up, debris everywhere, construction workers trying to get things back in shape. larry gonzalez, here's his story. his home was filled, because of the storm surge, with at least four feet of water. not only that, but a few hundred gallons of heating oil ran through his house. and you can still smell it. you can still see s
to the tennessee waltz >>> patti page was a star before the rock 'n' roll erand a even sell vis presley couldn't knock her off the charts. she died on new year's day after performing for seven decades and selling more than 7 million records. ♪ how much is that doggy in the window ♪ >> patti page was a pop ian when pop songs sounded like this. ♪ i remember the night >> beginning in 1948 the woman they called the singing rage scored at least one top 20 hit for 11 straight years including her biggest single "the tennessee waltz." ♪ yes i lost my little darling >> which stayed at number one for nine weeks in 1950 and '51. ♪ the beautiful tennessee waltz ♪ >> it's one thing to have hits and patti page had plenty of those. it's another thing for your voice to be a defining voice of the era. >> her popularity took her to television where she had broadcasts on all three networks and in 1960s page tried her hand on the big screen appearing in three feature films including opposite burt lancaster. >> when did you stop serving god? >> about two years ago. >> reporter: but it's her voice that
. ♪ i remember the night ♪ and the tennessee waltz. >> jon: that song patti page's tennessee waltz one of the best selling recordings of all time we are learning the singer died yesterday. she grew up in oklahoma as clara an fowler. she never wanted to be a singer and told she could sing and things escalated from there. during her career page report recorded more than 1,000 pop and country songs. she made her mark in television first singer to make programs. in 1999 she won her first and only grammy. page and the decades of touring just last year after announcing unspecified health problems. the singer was set to receive a lifetime achievement award from the recording academy next month. pattie page was 85. updating some of our top stories tonight. new york republican congressman peter king says house speaker john boehner has promised votes on super storm sandy relief within two weeks. that's after the house last night cancelled a vote on a relief bill. a new congress begins tomorrow. huge day on wall street. the dow soaring more than 300 points on the first trading day of the new year
blackburn of tennessee, she too voted no, asked for disaster assistance following a flood in tennessee. louie gohmert. you can always depend on a no vote there. he requested a broader disaster declaration following hurricane ike. jim jordan of ohio, a no vote, requested a disaster declaration after storms in his state. can you believe this? tom price of georgia a no? he voted no for sandy relief? he called for disaster relief after tornadoes. jim sense sensenbrenner. joe wilson of north carolina also a no vote supported usda drought relief to help those farmers out. then there is steve palazzo of mississippi. palazzo represents the coastal region of his state, an area completely devastated by hurricane katrina. palazzo voted no on sandy relief because he says he is worried about the nation's debt. the bigger picture he says is we also have to recognize that we have a financial disaster that is looming in this country that i believe personally in my heart -- in his heart -- is going to be greater than any disaster that has ever hit the u.s. well, when katrina struck back in 2005, this c
tennessee where it's going to be difficult -- [inaudible] my observation to general holder was that if we could somehow take the washington focus off of it and put the solution and resources down to our citizen -- [inaudible] washington is going to come in and take their guns. and i think we who are on the front lines are in a better position to convince our local spaces that these plans can be implemented without this great fear of a washington force coming in and taking their guns. it would also allow the administration to come up with a package in which given senator or senates do not wish to have -- if there are ten items coming out of washington and my senators want six but they don't want four, then they can -- [inaudible] so if we could push it down to the local level, i think we could be much more helpful in getting a package passed. because the fear of taking guns away, speaking for tennessee, it's largely a fear of a national government taking the guns away. they can vote me out of of office quick so they feel that they have more control. so if we could give them power, the loca
stretch back across virginia, back into eastern tennessee, western north carolina and then extends all the way down into the gulf coast region from lafayette, louisiana, right over to biloxi, mississippi. so we are still going to see those showers basically affect the southeast. and it's in this area, eastern kentucky into west virginia, into western virginia, also down into mississippi and northeastern louisiana where we could end up with another two to three inches of rainfall on top of several inches of rain that has already been falling in that region. but the northeast not looking at a whole lot of rain. and this is the last bit of warm air that we are going to see down across the southeast. and that cold air that's been sitting in the midwest is eventually going to work back in. it's not going to get real cold but be more seasonal. >>> good news on the job front for u.s. veterans. coca-cola's controversial take on obesity and nike's new $100 million golfer. >>> they lift a car and save a life. you've got to see this. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] h
temperatures plunge southward. it is so cold we have a icy makes across the tennessee valley. we'll get to that. look at video in lawrence, massachusetts, battling a three-alarm blaze. ice coating their helmets and their uniforms. so dangerous in these freezing temperatures. the hydrants freeze. the equipment gets frozen. the ground is treacherous. apparently we had a couple of injuries with this fire. it is just one of the most dangerous conditions you can be in as a firefighter. my husband knows that. and he pointed that out, so hats off to these brave firefighters who continue to battle the fires and subfreezing temperatures across the northeast. pictures are just incredible. so, we are expecting a warm-up over the next few days. that is the good news. for now we're still in the deep freeze across the great lakes and the northeast. look at mem mem frist, 29. memphis, tennessee, you could see freezing rain or sleet. we have advisories and ice storm warnings in portions of tennessee. see where we have got the pink? that is warm moist air falling through a layer of frozen air that is freezing o
. another death reported in tennessee. in parts of kentucky, severe storms packed with heavy winds, left behind a trail of destruction. >> it's out into the field. some of the people's belongings in here is also out here, too. >> our trailer lifts off the foundation. and went back down. i thank the good lord up above for saving us. >> reporter: the storm brought high winds to texas, flash flooding in missouri. and in western michigan, a car plunged 20 feets into a creek, after heavy rain and snow melt caused flash flooding. >> the road flooded out. we're in the middle of a river right now. the car's completely underwater. help. >> reporter: in indiana, a storm knocked out power for thousands and destroyed dozens of homes. >> the winds were so fierce, it was throwing my car sideways. i didn't know if i was going to make it through or not. >> reporter: tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> and that storm will finally wrap up this morning, clearing the way for some chilly air. >> accuweather meteorologist jim dickey tells us what we can expect. >> a powerful storm is tracking towards th
. >> reporter: one person was killed in georgia. another death reported in tennessee when a tree fell on a shed where a man sought shelter. tornados there packed winds up to 115 miles an hour causing more misery. in indiana, a storm system left thousands in the dark and destroyed dozens of homes. >> i didn't know if i was going to make it through it or not. >> reporter: extreme weather marching across the country brought heavy rains and flooding to other areas. strong winds blew through north carolina. look what the wind did to this police helicopter in pennsylvania. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> what a mess around a large swath of the country. and besides those destructive winds, part of the storm system is now dumping snow in some pretty large amounts. >> snow fell on wide areas of the midwest. it was so windy, roads drifted shut. this morning that storm is hitting the most populated areas of the country. let's get the latest from jim dickey at accuweather. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob and sunny. thankfully the storm that caused all the trouble the past few days, that's depa
the southeast yesterday. damage was reported from georgia to virginia. another man was killed in tennessee. meteorologist david bernard of our miami station wfor is following the severe weather system. >> it's been a rough 48 hours for the eastern two-thirds of the country. in fact, we can take a look at the map that shows ought of the storm reports since tuesday. those blue areas, over 500 reports of wind damage across the midwest and southeastern united states, and within those, we have a couple dozen reports of tornadoes where we had a damaging tornado particularly in northern georgia during the day on wednesday. but the good news is the bad weather has moved out and the cooler and dryer weather is moving in today. 50 for a high in atlanta. we're expecting 60 in new orleans as we prepare for the super bowl. in the northeast we're going to see temperatures generally in the 40s and 50s but turning colder by this evening. lake-effect snow through cleveland, buffalo, toronto. snow showers around pittsburgh and a high of 29 as well. and look at the cold in the midwes
ever seen before in my life. >> pelley: another tornado struck outside nashville, tennessee, home after home was destroyed, and one death is reported there. in memphis, 200-year-old trees were no match for the wind. and cbs news weather consultant david bernard is in miami, tracking the storms. david, what can we expect next? >> reporter: scott, let's take a look at our collection of doppler radars we have right now and we have a slew of tornado watches that are in effect this evening from tallahassee, florida, right through georgia and the carolinas, and within the last five minutes, the washington, d.c. area is now under a tornado watch. so these are the areas we're going to have to watch for the worst weather as we go through the overnight hours. but even philadelphia and new york could see strong winds overnight with some of the storm. >> pelley: seems early in the year for this kind of thing. how did this storm get organized? >> reporter: well, we had a bunch of ingredients that came together, kind of like all the right ingredients, i guess you could say, at the wrong time and what
stretching from northern florida to the northeast. in tennessee, the national with service confirmed four tornados touched down. one man was killed by a falling tree. east of memphis, buildings were flattened. their contents scattered far and wide. >> you know, i am alive you, know, i am alive. it could have been a lot worse. >> and in kentucky, two people were injured when another confirmed tornado blew a trailer off its foundation. from the midwest to the atlantic, storm stricken communities, tallying the toll from the january spring-like storms and bracing for winter to mark its return. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> coverage continues now, erica gonzalez in maryland where the rain is starting to let up a bit. erica? >> reporter: what we have been seeing an off-and-on effect. we get a good heavy downpour and then it slows down. get a little trickle. the same type of rain we will see overnight and into the morning hours. what you are headed for, what we were looking at here in prince george's county, a few hours earlier, heavy downpours, strong wind gusts here in the county, the strange we
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